The Times of Israel reports: Security forces arrested a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group off the Gaza coast suspected of planning to sink an Israeli naval patrol boat and kidnap any survivors last month, Israel revealed on Wednesday. The plan was to use three boats to lure in a navy ship, fire a missile at it and then seize the wounded and slain soldiers, according to a joint statement by the Shin Bet security service and Israel Defense Forces. This plot was foiled on the night of March 12, when the navy’s 916th Patrol Squadron stopped a Palestinian boat that had left the designated Gaza fishing zone. … [Read more...] about Watch: Israel Thwarts Islamic Jihad Missile Attack on Navy Boats
T.C. Oneyear, 70, was attempting to cook food for family at 8:40 a.m. Saturday when he approached the detached garage at his home on Quaker Drive in southern Pasquotank County, said Sheriff Randy Cartwright. When he opened the side door while holding a candle, the garage exploded knocking Oneyear back onto concrete where he hit his head. He was also burned by flames, he said. The front doors for vehicle entry were blown 30 feet from the building. … [Read more...] about Retired Navy veteran killed in N.C. home explosion
The other nations which have conflicts with China regarding territory in the South China Sea are Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. However, a majority of the sea is claimed by China — an area which acts as a key trade route as well as is believed to hold large quantities of oil and natural gas. … [Read more...] about US Navy Destroyer Sails In South China Sea Amid Chinese Combat Drills
“China has an interest in shoring up its perceived security closer to home,” Funaiole explained. “That said, it is actively looking to expand its navy for far seas operations and its well on its way to seeing this goal through to fruition. It will be interesting to watch what types of missions the PLA Navy is tasked with in the Indian Ocean in particular.” … [Read more...] about How Does China’s Navy Compare to the U.S?
The focus cannot just be on Newport News Shipbuilding, the state’s largest industrial employer, and other shipyards in the region, Kaine said. It also has to focus on the needs of the multitude of subcontractors who provide parts and services to the yards, he said. … [Read more...] about Sen. Kaine: Larger Navy will be a boost for Hampton Roads if area can train enough workers